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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Canam44, Mar 31, 2006.
My Timbuktu Air arrived today, will review after the weekend.
So far looks good.
The Aerostich catalog gas a very good description of their "TF" armor and a comparison (of sorts) to CE-rated armor. In short, the Aerostich armor is NOT CE compliant. Order up a free catalog, and read for yourself. The blurb makes it sound as though you don't really need CE-rated armor anyway.
The chest stripes and cut of the pockets will accentuate the outline of man-boobs.
Just a thought.
You just unzip those two zippers and hang 'em on out there.
I bought the jacket and pant at http://www.motodirect.com 2 yrs ago, $65 for jacket and $52 for pant and still wear them when its cold to 30f.
I'll give it a 8 out of 10 score if comparing to my other Hein Gericke and Olympia AST winter jackets and pants.
Check out JC Whitney. They have the sweetest textile jacket/pants combo for the price. Made by RC1. Can't beat it!
But, for myself it's motoport kevlar. I like to be able to talk to the guy who will fix them and makes 'em fit.
Plus they don't melt!
Does anyone have tried the bmw tourance 2?
Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!
I love my motport spyder that I got right here on ADV in the flea market for $40.
any reviews please?
Just returned from a 10 day tour which saw torrential rain and extreme (ish) temperatures up to 36 degrees centigrade. I'm riding a GS 650 so I was spending 8 hours on average in an upright position. The jacket held up well, I did get some water in around the elbows and around the cuffs, but only minor amounts compared to the guy's I was riding with. The thermal liner kept me warm (if not a little hot) and the mesh venting worked well. I think it's good value for the price but already I have seen it start to wear on the mesh areas, I've got some other HG gear and this seems to be a budget version of thier range.
I'm now considering the Olymipic AST / Rev'it Cayanne / HG Cruise options.
Any long term views on any of the above welcomed.
On the AST
5,000 miles in roughly 10 days, a quarter of that in hurricane like heavy rains and 30mph winds. Jacket stayed warm and dry. It also didn't take on much water either, when I stopped at a hotel a few times I noticed it wasn't particularly heavier than normal like some other jackets. I still hung it up over the tub though.
I have since replaced that AST with a new one (old one was lost\stolen\left somewhere in a drunken stupor) However I would like to try something else, so if your a size L and you prefer the pewter\silver colored AST drop me a PM. I also have a new Voyager jacket in the closet (waist length version of the AST) which is also in pewter.
I just saw this thread and sure don't have time to read all 15 pages. I've been riding with a Hein Gericke mesh jacket with a zip out sheltex liner. I purchased it from Motorcycle Closeouts and have had it for 3 years now. It's been a great all around jacket. Comfortable in the summer with the liner out at temps into the 90s. And when I went to Alaska in 05 we had 9 days of rain, some of it hard, and I stayed dry. My only complaint is that the liner takes a little to much fussing with to get in or out. My old Joe Rocket liner was a breeze.
IXS six days enduro jacket, waterproof, removable thermal liner, ventilation openings in the front and rear and removable back pouch..
Used this jacket the last two years and i am really satisfied with it
Pros: warm (with the liner) cool (without liner) CE rated protection in shoulders and elbows .. it looks good
Cons: warm when doing difficult terrain, chest pockets are kind of small
Now I believe the the Savanna back on post #26 is a good example of what about 95% of jackets do when subjected to a street crash.
While most dirt riding would likely be safe in the average Polyester or @ best 500D Cordura, (tear strength 22 lb) A tougher material or @ least double layers would be needed for street & defiantly freeway riding.
I'm not an expert but from what I read, most gear doesn't stand up well.
There's only 15 pages worth of posts. Where is said jacket?
Here was my Savanna II after a crash: Not much asphalt, but something caught the jacket fabric and tore it, it wasn't ripped apart from the abrasion.
Mostly did its job: I do have a scar on the topside of my forearm ...
The Dynatec is tougher than 500 denier Cordura, imo, but not by much.
here are the Darien pants I was wearing:
I sent them back to Aerostich and they were repaired and returned looking like new.
The overmitts didn't fare so well: don't think they would still be waterproof!
Thank you for posting the pictures rcompton! I wish everyone considering buying expensive gear would see this.
That jacket is very high quality BMW gear ($600). May be 500D Cordura or the HIGHLY TOTED DYNATEC @ best & not any tougher material. I have the new Santiago jacket & pants.
This is what happens to some of the very best gear out there. THAT is the reason buyers should read the Motoport information. "Save your hide"
By far most of the safety comes down to the materials, stitching & armor placement & content. Don't you think?
Actually for Dual-Sporting, may be just fine.*** Be careful on the street in between Dual-Sporting.***
Its the street that makes it dual sporting, and painful.
Anyone (about 5'7" +/-2", 150 lbs +/-20) looking for a Motoport suit, please see my post in the Gear section of the Classifieds.